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OHSU Nursing Scholars Named Fellows to American Academy of Nursing

Three School of Nursing faculty will be inducted into one of the nation’s premier professional nursing organizations

Three Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing scholars have been named Fellows to one of the most prominent and influential nursing professional organizations in the nation — the American Academy of Nursing. The nursing faculty will be among 116 nursing professionals inducted this fall during the academy’s national conference in Washington, D.C.

Invitation to fellowship is more than recognition of outstanding achievements within the nursing profession, according to the academy: “AAN fellows also are expected to contribute their time and energies to the academy, and to engage with other health care leaders outside the academy in transforming America's health care system.”

The following OHSU School of Nursing faculty were nominated by two current academy fellows and selected by the Academy’s 15-member Fellow Selection Committee:

•    Paula Gubrud-Howe, Ed.D., R.N., has led three major initiatives to build a more educated nursing work force. The academy recognizes her leadership roles with the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education, the Oregon Simulation Alliance, and the Clinical Educational Redesign Initiative. She has played a key role in the evaluation and dissemination of these models nationwide.

•    Terri Harvath, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S., is being recognized for her leadership in improving the quality of care for frail older adults, where she has fostered the systematic movement of research-based innovations into nursing practice, education and policy. Her work is substantiated in her roles with the Geriatric Center for Nursing Excellence, Sigma Theta Tau and the OHSU Best Practices initiative.

•    Kim D. Jones, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., has done pioneering research to increase the understanding of the neuroendocrine pathophysiology related to exercise in people with fibromyalgia. Her breakthrough research entails insights into normal growth hormone and what happens when this hormone is diminished to disturb muscular repair. Kim’s research is being used as a foundation for other researchers with the goal of minimizing fibromyalgia symptom flares, maintaining functionality and maximizing quality of life.

“Induction into the American Academy of Nursing is a stellar achievement — one of nursing’s pinnacle recognitions. This recognition reflects each of these scholar’s contributions as unique and highly valued by the nursing academy,” said Michael R. Bleich, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Dean and Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor, OHSU School of Nursing.

With the induction of Gubrud-Howe, Harvath and Jones the OHSU School of Nursing now boasts 20 current and emeritus faculty who’ve earned the distinction of AAN Fellow:

Current faculty:
Judith Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Michael Bleich, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Kathy Crabtree, D.N.Sc., A.N.P., R.N.C.S., F.A.A.N.
Lois Miller, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Lillian Nail, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Anne Rosenfeld, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N.
Christine Tanner, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Retired/emeritus faculty:
Patricia Archbold, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Jeanne Bowden, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Catherine Burns, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N.P., F.A.A.N.
Joyce Colling, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Mary Ann Curry, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Shirley Hanson, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.N.P., F.A.A.N.
Beverly Hoeffer, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Jo Anne Horsley, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Carol Lindeman, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Joanne Rader, M.N., R.N., F.A.A.N.

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About the American Academy of Nursing
The Academy is made up of more than 1,500 nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Leadership positions held by Academy Fellows include university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; researchers and entrepreneurs; and practicing nurses. For more information about the American Academy of Nursing, please visit their Web site

About Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university and Oregon's only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government). OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.

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